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Real Estate, Master of Business Administration



The M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate is designed to deliver the knowledge, skills, and technical competencies specific to the real estate industry, and to provide a comprehensive foundation in the financial, management and operational aspects of a career in the real estate industry.  Graduates will gain an understanding of the fluctuating real estate market and differentiate themselves from their peers in this competitive industry.  Along with small, engaging classes led by top-tier faculty, the program incorporates experiential learning and a multitude of opportunities for students to interact with industry leaders. The real estate faculty will incorporate their unique insights and professional expertise into course teachings, offering an engaging curriculum rooted in industry applications.

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Applicants to the Tobin College of Business Graduate programs* will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers once they submit their application, transcript, and resume for the 2021 academic year. 

* MS Finance and MS Actuarial Science applicants are required to submit the GMAT/GRE


The MBA curriculum is designed to allow for innovative approaches to in-class learning and expands on the development of a real world skill-set that students can apply immediately to their emerging careers.

The MBA Structure is as follows:

8 Core Courses (24 credits)

  • ACC 602: Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
  • DS 602: Business Analytics
  • ECO 606: Industrial Economics
  • FIN 607: Financial Management
  • LAW 600: Law, Ethics and the Principled Path in Business
  • MGT 601: Managing for Global Success
  • MKT 600: Decisions in Marketing Management
  • RMI 601: Risk Management

1 Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • MGT 700: Seminar in Business Policy

3 Concentration Field Courses (9 credits)
Students select three courses in real estate from the following list of courses:

  • ACC 673, Real Estate Accounting and Taxation
  • LAW 655, Real Estate Law
  • ECO 670, Urban Economics
  • FIN 671, Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 672, Real Estate Valuation and Feasibility
  • FIN 673, Real Estate Investments & Capital Markets
  • FIN 674, Real Estate Development
  • MGT 611, Real Estate Management
  • MGT 610, Construction Project Management

Maximum Courses & Credits: 12 Courses, 36 Credits

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 Years for part-time; 3 semesters for full-time

All students must have, as a minimum academic credential, the equivalent of a United States' bachelor's degree and demonstrated competency in pre-calculus mathematics and basic computer use. Students are evaluated based on their undergraduate academic performance, score on the GMAT, professional accomplishments, letters of recommendation, statements of professional goals and other materials which the candidate may wish to share with the Admissions Committee.


Application Requirements
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. International Applicants to programs in Accounting and Taxation must have a Graduate Admissions evaluation completed by AEQUO.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, taken within the last five years*
  • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English

* Applicants to the Tobin College of Business Graduate programs** will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers once they submit their application, transcript, and resume for the 2021 academic year. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

** MS Finance and MS Actuarial Science applicants are required to submit the GMAT/GRE

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Suite 114
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Contact Us

For additional information on the Master of Business Administration, please contact the faculty program director:

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K. Matthew Wong

Professor, Department of Economics and Finance

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[email protected]